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Username Post: Windshield Trim Removal        (Topic#346437)
42Special 
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08-06-17 06:13 PM - Post#2703099    

Can someone explain how the front and rear trim is removed from the glass/gasket. I need to remove them for painting and do not want to goof them up.



 
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08-07-17 06:16 AM - Post#2703138    
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cover them with tape. You have to remove the glass to take them off.
Cleon

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08-07-17 07:17 AM - Post#2703144    
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Rustchips is correct. The cars with the chrome trim around the windshield and back glass use a 2-piece gasket with one piece going around the glass which is inserted from inside the car. You'll have to remove the garnish moldings to remove the glass. The second gasket has the chrome trim that fits into grooves in the rubber then another groove in that gasket fits over the window opening. The garnish molding squeezes it all together to form the seal. You'll be time ahead if you remove the few garnish molding screws and just remove everything and mask the window openings, or as Rustchips said, just mask off the trim. Trying to remove the chrome while on the car could very likely damage it. Even if you did get the chrome off you'd still have to mask the rubber under it.

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08-07-17 11:15 AM - Post#2703161    
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Thanks guys I have removed the glass and gasket from the inside, but the trim will not budge. So once the glass is removed how and the heck does the trim come off? I see the manual say to use the GM sealer on it and seal it to the flange could that be whats is holding so tightly? Or is there a trick to it.



Edited by 42Special on 08-07-17 06:54 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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08-07-17 11:10 PM - Post#2703286    
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Finally got it off



 
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08-08-17 09:07 AM - Post#2703356    
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Good news. What condition is your center divider in. Mine was so rusty it came out with the gasket.
Cleon

1928 Chevy Coupe
1942 Chevy Sport coupe
1955 Chevy Bel Air HTP
1970 El Camino
1990 F##d Mustang Convertible

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08-08-17 11:22 AM - Post#2703364    
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Good news. I see your one post was at 1:15 PM and the it was 1:10 AM when you said you got it off. I hope it didn't take you 12 hours! LOL Ain't cars fun.

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08-13-17 09:26 PM - Post#2704042    
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Hi Lofat not it did not take that long. Although it seemed like it. This was the rear glass. I'm going after the front in a couple of days. This car has all of the original dated glass in it and not one cracked piece in the lot. I plan on reusing it all. So I have to be really careful



 
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